Moroccan Mint Tea

This tea is traditionally served very sweet. I have reduced the sugar content but if you prefer even less sugar you can use an artificial sweetener. The tea has a lovely minty fragrance. Green tea is rich in antioxidants to protect against heart disease, and peppermint is beneficial for an irritable bowel. You can also use decaffeinated tea leaves.


  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 bunch of mint, stalks tied
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 4 mint leaves reserved for garnishing
  • Method

    1. Bring one litre of water to the boil in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat.
    2. Add the mint and tea bags. Cover with lid and allow the tea to brew for about 10 minutes.
    3. Remove the tea bags and mint.
    4. Place a mint leaf in each cup and pour the tea. Enjoy!

    Serves 4

    Per serve: energy 112 kJ (27 Cal); protein 0 g; fat 0 g; cholesterol 0 mg; carbohydrate 7 g; fibre 0 g; sodium 0 mg; calcium 0 mg; iron 0 mg